Wednesday May 20, 2009

Video: The Ultimate ZFS Tutorial

Please view ZFS: The Last Word in File Systems here.

Tuesday Feb 24, 2009

Video Replays of the Open Storage Summit

See the Open Storage Summit wiki for links to replays of the video stream's from yesterday's conference.

Monday Feb 23, 2009

The Open Storage Summit

Going on now at the Grand Hyatt in San Francisco. There's still time to join the live video streams, and, if you're in town, stop by to visit the Community Marketplace while enjoying a drink and a fantastic view on the 36th floor.

Sunday Feb 22, 2009

How QFS Wins the Battle Against Global Warming

This video is now available here.

Friday Feb 20, 2009

QFS Shared File Services for Scale and Cache Coherency

Please see this video here.

Thursday Feb 19, 2009

Storage News, Feb 19: Belated Valentines for the Sun Storage 7000

Test Center: Sun's stellar NAS in a can - "...after only a few minutes of use, I was smitten. It's very attractive and very accessible. In fact, it may be the most complete filer interface I've ever seen, blowing the doors off Network Appliance's Web-based manager..." - Paul Venezia, InfoWorld Test Center

Flash vs Cash - "...both Sun and its competitors are selling flash - but with Sun your cash gets you cache, and with the others it just gets you flash..." - Paul Murphy, via Joerg Moellenkamp

Wednesday Feb 18, 2009

Storage News, Feb 18: ACLs on Shares, Storage Summit

ACLs on Shares  - "With build 109 of Open Solaris, a new feature has been added to the CIFS server - ACLs on Shares..." - Doug McCallum

Countdown to the OpenSolaris Storage Summit - "We're wrapping up the final details for next Monday's OpenSolaris Storage Summit and hope to see you there! We have some great talks lined up (SmugMug, GoGrid, SETI along with the latest information on Sun's Open Storage efforts) and a Community Marketplace where you can chat with companies who are part of the OpenSolaris Storage community..." - Lynn Rohrer

Tuesday Feb 17, 2009

Storage News, Feb 17:

Not the Bandwidth... It's the Latency That Gets You - "Data needs to be stored or retrieved for devices that span from the small mp3 player to that large cloud that you provide and/or utilize.  Specific to the storage of your data, performance fundamentally comes down to how you manage your reads and writes." - Bob Porras

ZFS Mandates - "While making ZFS required for court and police NAS/SAN devices it would be nice if people would use ZFS because it is so obviously better, not because its use is mandated." - Mark Musante

OpenSolaris Community Lending Project on Kiva - "...This is exactly why global communities are valuable: people who are passionate embrace opportunities to solve problems in new ways. If people are empowered and able to connect, they self organize and get things done. They just do it. So, want to help change someone`s life? Just jump right in." - Jim Grisanzio

Friday Feb 13, 2009

Storage News: Feb 13, 2009 - DIY, NFS, and the Open Storage Summit

DIY your OpenStorage device - words and pictures from YD Zhang

Playing with 'sec=none' and using AUTH_NONE - "AUTH_NONE is one of the least understood security flavors you can use with NFS (see nfssec(5) for more details). When you share a resource, you can specify the security flavors with 'sec'. You can also specify an anonymous uid with 'anon'. I mention that because the two interact..." - Tom Haynes

and... if you'll be in the Bay Area on Monday, February 23rd, please join us at the Open Storage Summit!

Monday Feb 09, 2009

Business Continuity with Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition 3.2 1/09

Eve Kleinknecht, Snr Product Manager, Solaris Cluster, interviews Steve McKinty, Architect, Solaris Cluster at Sun's Grenoble Engineering Center.

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Video: Understanding the ZFS Technology

Tim Thomas presents are part of Sun UK's ZFS Discovery Day. ~40 mins.

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Sunday Feb 08, 2009

Victor Walker on Open Storage Soloutions

In this video, Victor Walker – VP Storage Systems Group, Sun Microsystems, presents on the company's OpenStorage hardware and solutions. Recorded November 15, 2008 at the Sun HPC Consortium in Austin, Texas. Open storage can be viewed as an architecture built out of general purpose, industry standard servers and open source operating systems and storage management software and commodity disk drives. The white paper discusses the various components and the integration of those components into a system. Learn more at

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Thursday Feb 05, 2009

QFS File System Types

A Conversation between Tom Albers, QFS File System Engineer, and Margaret Hamburger.

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Tuesday Feb 03, 2009

Storage News: Feb 3, 2009: Ships, L2ARC Screenshots, and Ikea

Follow the Ships in Singapore... - "Flying into Singapore, one of the worlds largest ports, I noticed something odd.  There seemed to be too many ships anchored in the waters..." - Bob Porras

L2ARC Screenshots - "Back before the Fishworks project went public, I posted an entry to explain how the ZFS L2ARC worked (Level 2 Cache) - which is a flash memory based cache currently intended for random read workloads. I was itching to show screenshots from Analytics, which I'm now able to do. From these screenshots, I'll be able to describe in detail how the L2ARC performs..." - Brendan Gregg (that sexy cub)

What have L2ARC and a furniture shop in common .... - "In the last week i´ve got some questions how the L2ARC works. I thought a moment about it and came up with the following description. The whole model of caching with two layers is similar to IKEA..." - Joerg Moellenkamp

Monday Feb 02, 2009

Video: Open Storage for HPC

In this video, Sun's Chris Wood presents on the company's Open Storage strategy. Recorded at the Sun HPC Consortium in Dresden, Germany, June 15, 2008.

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